Monday, February 20, 2012

New Doctor

I recently picked a new primary care physician.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I
was doing "fairly well" for my age.

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't
resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be

He asked, "Well, do you smoke tobacco, drink beer or
wine?" "

Oh no," I replied. "I've never done either."

Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and
barbecued ribs?"

I said "No, I've heard that all red meat is very

"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing
golf, sailing, ballooning, rock climbing ?"
"No, I don't," I said.

He said, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or
sexually fool around?"

"No," I said. "I've never done any of those things."

He looked at me and said,
"Then why would you want to live to be 80?"

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